6958Re: [Marbling] scarf tank
- Jan 3, 2013Would you please post a photo of your PVC tank and clip device. Would help a great deal. Thanks
On Jan 3, 2013, at 2:26 PM, Sue Cole <akartisan@...> wrote:
> you'll probably get several answers to this, but I would think a steel tank
> would be expensive, plus heavy to work with. I have found a small wet/dry
> vacuum that works perfectly for emptying the tank, other people have a hole
> with a cork or spigot built into the end. Mine is about 2-3" larger all
> around than the largest scarf I plan to use. otherwise, you have problems
> with it hitting the sides and not printing there.
> Mine is wood lined with heavy 6 mil plastic that is doubled and stapled
> down, you could also tape it with duct tape which I used to do and still
> tape the sides down.
> Other people use pvc pipe lined with the doubled plastic which is easier to
> use and store and you can put it together in different sizes. Right now I
> have several wooden ones built to acommodate different sizes of fabric, for
> instance 26" square for bandannas which are 22" square and one that is 38"
> square for a 36' square piece of material and my scarf tank is 16" by 7'
> long. My drying rack is pvc pipe with horizontal pipes that I can move
> around or you can use a diaper drying rack or clothesline.
> If I were starting again now, I would make all the tanks out of pvc pipe
> that you could take apaprt. The wood ones take up a lot of room to store
> them when I'm not using them.
> I usually use a human helper to hold the other end of the scarf, but I also
> built a wooden "helper" with 2 clamps on it on the scarf tank for when I am
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